A 32-year-old journalist and communication analyst, Mr. Evans Osei Baffour, was on Monday installed as Nkosuahene(development chief), for the Lower Axim Traditional Area, under the stool name, Nana Osei Nkwantabisa.
The chiefs and people of the area in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region, installed the Nkosuohene and three other chiefs.
The ceremony was supervised by the Paramount Chief of the area and Vice President of the National House of Chiefs, Awulae Attibrukusu III, where the chiefs swore oath to his office.
The other chiefs were Nana Kofi Bentil, the chief fisherman, Nana Afful, the Mbrantiehene (youth leader) all of the traditional area as well as the Nana Ngroma Raale, Nkosuohemaa (development queen) of Brewire.
Awulae Attibrukusu III congratulated the newly installed chiefs and tasked them to remain focused on the discharge of their duties.
Nana Nkwantabisa expressed gratitude to the chiefs and people of Axim for the confidence and honour they had in him, saying “I am indeed grateful for the honour and pledge my continuous commitment towards the developmental needs of the people.”
He asked the people to support him achieve his objectives of promoting health, education and youth empowerment.
The occasion was used to launch an appeal for support towards the construction of a fencing wall for the Axim Government Hospital by the Nkosuohene.
The colourful event was graced by the clergy, politicians, including the Member of Parliament for Subin in the Ashanti Region, Isaac Osei, chiefs, and business associates.
Nana Nkwantabisa is the grandson of late Mr. Emmanuel K. Osei, also known as Nana Osei Nkwantabisa, the Asanteman Nkosuohene of Sepe Timpomu of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
By Salifu Addui-Rahama